Firstly let me introduce the competition ‘The AFC Cup’ (for those who are not familiar with it). It’s an Asian-level club football,group cum-knockout based tournament held for the clubs from AFC categorised ‘developing countries’. Winners of this competition get an entry into the more prestigious ‘AFC Champions League’.
While only in recent history Indian clubs have been a part of Asian level club football. But there has been steady improvement in the way Indian clubs are competing here. The most frequent attendees are Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC. In the current season both the clubs have qualified from their respective groups to the knockout stages.
But Mohun Bagan exited the competition in Round of 16 to TAMPINES ROVERS of SINGAPORE in battle which needed extra-time. But Bengaluru FC have advanced to the quater-finals and locked horns with the eliminator of Mohun Bagan after over coming Kitchee FC of Hongkong.
So for now it’s All The Best for JSW Bengaluru FC from India and we hope you will become the first club from India to ever qualify for the AFC champions league.